ANIMALS AMONG US documents one man's unsuspecting journey into the backwoods, fields, and swamps of his hometown, where he discovers a remarkably diverse community of wildlife, living quietly among the citizens of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Shot primarily in beautiful Kleinstuck Preserve, Matt Clysdale has captured a stunning array of wildlife, in some of the most unlikely urban settings. Whether it's a fox family living at the train tracks next to one of the city's busiest intersections, a trophy buck right on the edge of the downtown, or an osprey dining on goldfish in a private pond, Clysdale brings the viewer a truly extraordinary glimpse into the secret world of urban wildlife.
ANIMALS AMONG US is an intimate alternative to the big game documentaries of Africa or Yellowstone; showing how a city can ironically offer a life changing encounter with wildlife - exactly what happened to Matt Clysdale.
LITTLE PIECE OF THE WILD Blog
Check out the new blog: Little Piece of The Wild, a spin-off of ANIMALS AMONG US. The blog is a way to continue the explorations begun in ANIMALS AMONG US and reflect upon the unique phenomena of urban wildlife and wilderness.